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Jennifer Brulé: Release Party


Chef Jennifer Brulé, mastermind behind the Davidson Icehouse and author of Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics, is releasing a new cookbook this fall called The New Vegetarian South. To celebrate the release of this book featuring many of the recipes that have hooked hungry diners at the Davidson Icehouse, Main Street Books is teaming up with our neighbor for a ticketed event held at the Icehouse on September 23rd. Tickets, which include a copy of Brulé's new book, admission for two, and light Icehouse fare, will be available at the door.

In her new cookbook, Brulé brings southern-style food together with plant-based approaches to eating. Her down-to-earth style and 105 recipes will immediately appeal to vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike. These dishes are also a boon for those who simply love southern food and want to learn more about options for flexitarian eating, akin to what you find at the Davidson Icehouse.


Brulé deliciously demystifies meat substitutes and flavors up familiar vegetables. Imagine vegetarian barbecue: Brulé’s recipe for spicing, saucing, and oven-roasting jackfruit offers a robustly tasty alternative to pulled pork. Tofu is the perfect base for crispy Southern Fried Buttermilk Nuggets, and cauliflower beautifully fills in for shrimp in a Cajun-inspired étouffée. 

Brulé also highlights just how many traditional southern dishes are in fact vegetarian, and they’re gathered together for you in this gorgeously illustrated book. Beloved foods like tomato pie, pimento cheese, grits casserole, and more will encourage you to skip the meat without a second thought. With step-by-step instructions and notes on how to easily find new ingredients, The New Vegetarian South gathers a feast for everyone.

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